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New Ride(17 posts)

New RideDaddylonglegs
Aug 22, 2003 5:56 AM
Just picked up my new Seven Alaris Ti from the guys down in MA. I followed their recommendations for geometry and fit and two weeks later I had my new frame. My first thoughts once putting it together was "damn that's a #@$&*ing huge frame". 65cm ST/64.5cm TT. The head tube is so big that the only fork that would fit it was the Wound-up. So I transferred all the parts from my Caad 5 and I must say "wow what a difference". Now I know why there are custom framebuilders. The thing fits like a glove. I travelled down to the factory to pick it up and I can't say enough good things about the folks at Seven. In the fitting process they ask all the right questions so that they get it right the first time. Hat's off to everyone in Watertown!
Aug 22, 2003 6:02 AM
Having a bike that fits is a great feeling! I'm a tall guy too and appreciate what you have there. It's a great looking bike! Ride many miles in good health, and I hope I can draft you someday!
Very Cool...spluti
Aug 22, 2003 6:24 AM
The last frame I saw that big was Bill Waltons. Are you that tall? It's great to see a plan come together, I'm sure the people at Seven are just as pleased as you are.
Thanks and BTWDaddylonglegs
Aug 22, 2003 6:35 AM
I'm not that tall. I'm 6"8" and although I can ride a much smaller frame, the folks at Seven are all about the most efficient and comfortable ride.
re: New Ridespankdoggie
Aug 22, 2003 6:41 AM
Nice bike. Put on some clown shoes and a red nose, and you can probably find a nice career with Ringling Bros.

Glad it fits you, though.
Aug 22, 2003 6:53 AM
He's probably just 5-1 and jealous.Dropped
Aug 22, 2003 7:26 AM
(not that there is ANYTHING wrong with being 5-1, mind you)
That was NICE for him. (I did laugh, though=) ) nmKG 361
Aug 22, 2003 9:25 AM
Mean and uncalled for - but why did I laugh? nmthe bull
Aug 22, 2003 8:41 AM
Does it come with a Ti ladder ? just kidding , green w/ envy52-16SS
Aug 22, 2003 8:41 AM
re: New Ridet-moore
Aug 22, 2003 10:28 AM
What is your cycling inseam????
Aug 22, 2003 10:55 AM
re: New Ridealiensporebomb
Aug 22, 2003 10:30 AM
Wow! Nice but that's one very tall frame! I'm just 5'7"
and that thing dwarfs me and my tiny little bike! Cool
beauty! everybody will have 'head tube envy'! nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 22, 2003 10:31 AM
The should give you TWO headtube badges. ;-)off roadie
Aug 22, 2003 11:51 AM
Actually, I'm pretty envious. I'm 6'3" and my current frame (bough used) is really starting to feel much to small as I do longer and longer rides. The high stem I put on does not solve the problem, and looks even odder than your "giraffe frame".
I agreeDaddylonglegs
Aug 22, 2003 1:38 PM
I too was on a this frame that was beginning to feel to small (63ST/59.5TT). Although the Seven might look a little strange I must admit that it feels right. My top tube is now 64.5 and my bar height is right without having a crazy stem angle and lots of seatpost. I certainly recomend going custom if you are hard to fit.
re: New RidePjkad
Aug 23, 2003 9:27 AM
I thought my headtube was the long!! Seven made my Axiom two years ago and my enthusiasm for cycling took a jump up that has not quit. They know how to design for your preferences and size. I'm a shorty, only 6'6" so my frame was a virtual 64cm (5% TT slope) with 61.5TT. Good luck with your new ride!